Mexico, May 7 (Notimex) .- With the demand to eliminate stigmas due to the medicinal use of marijuana, on past May 4, the march of the World Day for the Liberation of Marijuana was held in 15 cities of the country, in which mothers participated who required this plant for the treatment of their children with diseases such as epilepsy, cancer, and multiple sclerosis.
Representatives of civil society organizations made the call for this activity that in Mexico City departed from the Alameda Central to the Zócalo of the capital, at 16:20 hours.
In a press conference, the announcement was made by Leopoldo Rivera Rivera, of the Mexican Association of the Study on Cannabis and editor of the magazine "Cáñamo"; Súper María, defender of the rights of cannabis users; Carlos Zamudio, researcher and editor of the newspaper "La Dósis"; Donai Ochoa, from the group Mama Cultiva; and Julio Simil, activist and entrepreneur.
This march has been held in around 300 cities around the world since 1998, and in Mexico, it has been organized since 2001. This year, the participation of at least 12 thousand people in Mexico City is expected, according to those attending in 2018.
The activity takes place in Jalapa, Aguascalientes, Ciudad Juárez, Tijuana, Mexicali, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mérida, Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Morelia, Gómez Palacio-Torreón, San Luis Potosí and Toluca.
The representative of Mamá Cultiva said that it is necessary to put a stop to the stigma suffered by women who use this plant-medicine to help in the treatment of their children in a wide field of diseases.
She explained that the only medicine with assets of the plant authorized for its use has a cost of 8 thousand pesos a month, which makes it inaccessible while getting the plant and growing it represents a cost of 800 pesos a year.
After inviting legislators, officials and the people in general to join this march, Súper María said that prohibiting the use of the plant was for economic interests. "Therefore, we must be united, go to these marches and do not forget the rights of the consumer," she said.